Sunday, January 24, 2016

Chilly But Productive

(NOTE: This is a catch-up past since the computer crashed just before getting to this post. Forgive the brevity in text details as I have a number of posts to update. Just wanted to share the photos from the day. Thanks! Andrew)

You will notice by the gloves in the photos that it was a bit chilly today. Lows in the upper 30s but was forecast to be a nice day so we can suffer a little cold for a few mornings of the year. First bird in the nets was a Gray Catbird.

Gray Catbird

Next, a lovely Hermit Thrush.

Hermit Thrush

A healthy and hearty Carolina Wren joined us pretty early on, as well.

Carolina Wren

Time for a female Northern Cardinal to get some jewelry.

Northern Cardinal

We decided to head down to the lake for the weekly check out in the reeds. A Bald Eagle was making much better time overhead.

Bald Eagle

Not too many bird out on the water today. Just a pair of Mallards.


An Anhinga soaks up the rays as the morning tries to warm a bit.


We hear them calling all over but we are not catching many House Wrens. They are sticking to the grasses and not flying about.

House Wren

We added another Hermit Thrush to the tally before preparing to wrap up the session. It has a nice white tail feather sticking out instead of the typical reddish versions.

Hermit Thrush

Next Saturday, a few of us are heading to the gulf coast to once again assist a friend round up some sparrows. Then we will still be back here the following day. Tired, I bet, but we will be here.

Next (planned) Banding Day: Sunday, January 31st.
All nets will be opened by 6:45 A.M.

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